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Conscription, 1917, Berger, Carl
1 Berger, Carl Conscription, 1917
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1970 0802016189 / 9780802016188 1st Thus Softcover Very Good 
Slight wear, previous owner's name on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book. This scholarly work is fully footnoted. ; Canadian historical readings #8; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 77 pages; This is a group of four essays plus an Introduction. The Introduction is by Carl Berger followed by; Conscription 1917: A Brief for the Defence by A.M. Willms; Dafoe, Laurier, and the Formation of Union Government by Ramsay Cook; The Methodist Church and World War I by J.M. Bliss; Registration, Conscription, and Independent Labour Politics, 1916-1917 by Martin Robin. 
Price: 12.95 CDN
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Fighting Men, Frost, Leslie M
2 Frost, Leslie M Fighting Men
Toronto Clarke, Irwin & Co. Ltd. 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows shelf wear, with small tears and light scuffing. Gift inscription on FFEP. ; A tight, solid book Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 262 pages; Leslie Frost, former Premier of Ontario, was born in Orillia Ontario in 1895. "During World War I, he was an officer with "C"Company 157th Battalion (Simcoe Foresters), CEF, and served with the 20th Battalion, Queen's York Rangers in France and Belgium. In 1918, after being wounded, he was discharged with the rank of Captain." Frost examines the the spirit of of Orillia in the period leading up to and during WWI as well the the young men who became his fellow soldiers in Company C. At the back of the book is a list of those soldiers and brief details of their service and how they fared. 
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The Battle of the Somme  The Heroism and Horror of War, Gilbert, Martin
3 Gilbert, Martin The Battle of the Somme The Heroism and Horror of War
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2006 0771035470 / 9780771035470 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear top edge of DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs, Maps; 9.20 X 6 X 1.20 inches; 332 pages; A history of the Battle of the Somme, where 310,000 troops from German, French, British and Canadian armies died during just 138 days of battle. "Every July 1, while Canadians celebrate what they have, Newfoundlanders remember what they have lost: on 1 July 1916, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 733 of 801 men in the 1st Newfoundland Regiment were killed.From their starting position in a British support trench, the Newfoundlanders had to cross some 230 metres of fire-swept ground before they reached their own front line. In less than a half-hour, it was all over. The Divisional Commander wrote of the Newfoundland effort: “It was a magnificent display of trained and disciplined valour, and its assault failed of success because dead men can advance no further.”Well might the Germans refer to the Battle of the Somme as das Blutbad – the bloodbath. From 1 July to 15 November 1916, a period of just 138 days, more than 310,000 soldiers from four great armies – the British, Canadian, French, and German – were killed. The German death toll on the Somme was larger than that of all the Allied forces combined. A total of 164,055 Germans died on the narrow battlefield while the total number of Allied dead was 146,404. The Somme cost Canada 24,029 casualties.The heroism of the Dominion troops moved British prime minister David Lloyd George to write: “The Canadians played a part of such distinction that thenceforward they were marked as storm troops. . . .Whenever the Germans found the Canadian Corps coming into the line, they prepared for the worst.” This book is an illustration of what Winston Churchill called the “vile and utter folly and barbarism” of war. It also shows war’s incredible patriotism and heroism." 
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Passchendaele  Canada's Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of Flanders, Leach, Norman
4 Leach, Norman Passchendaele Canada's Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of Flanders
Regina, SK Coteau Books 2008 1550503995 / 9781550503999 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar.; B&W and Colour Illustrations, Maps; 48 pages; "During WWI, the battle for the tiny Belgium town Passchendaele was one of the most significant tests of Canadian courage and expertise. British Commander-in-Chief General Douglas Haig had devised one of the most controversial stratagems of the entire war: Allied forces would attack headlong into the heavily fortified German entrenchments, capture the town of Passchendaele and its highlands, and drive toward the coast to destroy German submarine bases.General Arthur Currie's Canadian Corps was called to the front for this attack. After their victories at Vimy Ridge and Hill 70, the Canadians had earned the nickname "storm troopers" for, like a storm, they could not be stopped. Even for the battle-hardened Canadians, Passchendaele was a living hell. Many drowned in the mud before ever seeing the enemy. Others died from deadly chlorine gas, and others from artillery shells that rained down in numbers over 175 per square metre.The Canadians seized Passchendaele, succeeding where all others had failed, and displaying high standards of leadership, staff work and training.The Corps had suffered 16,000 casualties; nine Victoria Crosses were awarded to acknowledge the extraordinary heroism. Though the actual value of the campaign is debated to this day, one thing is certain: Canadians had been tested against the worst horrors of the Great War, and they had proven their valour." 
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Curse of the Narrows  The Halifax Explosion 1917, MacDonald, Laura M.
5 MacDonald, Laura M. Curse of the Narrows The Halifax Explosion 1917
Toronto, ON Harpercollins Canada 2005 0002007878 / 9780002007870 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light wear to dust jacket, trace of previous owner's stamp on front free end paper, light damage from removal of sticker on FFEP ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 346 pages; "The events of the horrific Halifax explosion are well documented: on December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Belgian relief ship Imo collide in the Halifax harbour. Nearly 2,000 people are killed; over 9,000 more are injured. The story of one of the world’s worst non-natural disasters has been told before, but never like this.In a sweeping narrative, Curse of the Narrows tells a tale of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation, retracing the steps of survivors through the wreckage of a city destroyed. Laura M. Mac Donald weaves a panoramic chronicle of the astonishing international response to the explosion, telling of the generous donations of money and medical specialists made by the city of Boston, of how the number of horrific injuries to Halifax’s children inspired startling developments in pediatric medicine, and exploring the disaster’s chilling link to the creation of the atomic bomb.Filled with archival photos, defined by meticulous research and infused with a storyteller’s sensibility, Curse of the Narrows is a compelling and powerful book. The events of the horrific Halifax explosion are well documented: on December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Belgian relief ship Imo collide in the Halifax harbour. Nearly 2,000 people are killed; over 9,000 more are injured. The story of one of the world’s worst non-natural disasters has been told before, but never like this. In a sweeping narrative, Curse of the Narrows tells a tale of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation, retracing the steps of survivors through the wreckage of a city destroyed. Laura M. MacDonald weaves a panoramic chronicle of the astonishing international response to the explosion, telling of the generous donations of money and medical specialists made by thecity of Boston, of how the number of horrific injuries to Halifax’s children inspired startling developments in pediatric medicine, and exploring the disaster’s chilling link to the creation of the atomic bomb.Filled with archival photos, defined by meticulous research and infused with a storyteller’s sensibility, Curse of the Narrows is a compelling and powerful book. " 
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Curse of the Narrows  The Halifax Explosion 1917, MacDonald, Laura M.
6 MacDonald, Laura M. Curse of the Narrows The Halifax Explosion 1917
Toronto, ON Harpercollins Canada 2005 0002007878 / 9780002007870 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book and dustjacket ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 346 pages; "The events of the horrific Halifax explosion are well documented: on December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Belgian relief ship Imo collide in the Halifax harbour. Nearly 2,000 people are killed; over 9,000 more are injured. The story of one of the world’s worst non-natural disasters has been told before, but never like this.In a sweeping narrative, Curse of the Narrows tells a tale of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation, retracing the steps of survivors through the wreckage of a city destroyed. Laura M. Mac Donald weaves a panoramic chronicle of the astonishing international response to the explosion, telling of the generous donations of money and medical specialists made by the city of Boston, of how the number of horrific injuries to Halifax’s children inspired startling developments in pediatric medicine, and exploring the disaster’s chilling link to the creation of the atomic bomb.Filled with archival photos, defined by meticulous research and infused with a storyteller’s sensibility, Curse of the Narrows is a compelling and powerful book. The events of the horrific Halifax explosion are well documented: on December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Belgian relief ship Imo collide in the Halifax harbour. Nearly 2,000 people are killed; over 9,000 more are injured. The story of one of the world’s worst non-natural disasters has been told before, but never like this. In a sweeping narrative, Curse of the Narrows tells a tale of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation, retracing the steps of survivors through the wreckage of a city destroyed. Laura M. MacDonald weaves a panoramic chronicle of the astonishing international response to the explosion, telling of the generous donations of money and medical specialists made by thecity of Boston, of how the number of horrific injuries to Halifax’s children inspired startling developments in pediatric medicine, and exploring the disaster’s chilling link to the creation of the atomic bomb.Filled with archival photos, defined by meticulous research and infused with a storyteller’s sensibility, Curse of the Narrows is a compelling and powerful book. " 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Umty-iddy-umty  The story of a Canadian signaller in the First World War, Ogilvie, William G
7 Ogilvie, William G Umty-iddy-umty The story of a Canadian signaller in the First World War
Erin, ON Boston Mills Press 1982 0919822479 / 9780919822474 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Card covers show shelf wear, with scuff marks and some creasing. Sun-faded on spine. ; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 59 pages; This is a personal account, written in later years by Ogilvie who signed up at age 17 in 1916. He came from small town Ontario where he had lived a sheltered life but soon found himself in a very different world. Ogilvie saw action at Passchendaele and Amiens before being discharged in 1919. 
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Death So Noble  Memory, Meaning, and the First World War, Vance, Jonathan Franklin Willia
8 Vance, Jonathan Franklin Willia Death So Noble Memory, Meaning, and the First World War
Vancouver BC UBC Press 1997 077480601X / 9780774806015 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light creasing of DJ ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.06 X 6.06 X 1.18 inches; 319 pages; "This text examines the myriad ways in which Canadians remembered and celebrated their participation in the Great War. Collectively these memories offered explanations and consolations to Canadians and instilled in them the hope that a new sense of national identity could be born out of war." 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Georges Vanier  Soldier: The Wartime Letters and Diaries, 1915-1919, Vanier, Georges &  Deborah Cowley (editor)
9 Vanier, Georges & Deborah Cowley (editor) Georges Vanier Soldier: The Wartime Letters and Diaries, 1915-1919
Toronto Dundurn Press 2000 1550023438 / 9781550023435 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Signed by Editor; Light edgewear to book and dust jacket. ; Inscribed by the editor on the front free end paper. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 9.28 X 6.28 X 1.07 inches; 240 pages; "Georges Vanier, who served as Governor General of Canada from 1959-1967, was 26 when he became one of the the first men to join the newly established Royal 22nd Regiment - known as the "Van Doos". He was in his second year in the Montreal firm as Dessaules and Garneau, and very much the son of a Montreal upper-class family. His service in the First World War shaped his character, and he often described the four years spent on the battlefields of Euroe as the most rewarding of his life." blurb 
Price: 22.50 CDN
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10 Wood, Herbert Fairlie Vimy
Toronto MacMillan 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket has several tears, light chipping. ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 186 pages 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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